Once an exclusive privilege for the super-rich, private air travel has become the year’s hottest mode of transportation. With the arrival of COVID-19, commercial airlines have been forced to pose stringent restrictions, limiting the number of passengers allowed on board and sometimes canceling flights altogether. Because of this, individuals traveling for leisure or business have been forced to find an alternative option.
Private jet travel may sound like a luxury (and we won’t deny that it is luxurious), but for many passengers looking for a more flexible way to travel during the pandemic, flying private has become a convenient resource. Flying private means getting to and from on time and without the risk of canceled flights or airline delays. Additionally, private flights can be scheduled for any time, whereas commercial flights are beholden to a specific timeline.
However, it isn’t only CEOs and industry leaders using private jets to travel. Private air travel is more affordable than many people believe, and during the pandemic, many private citizens have begun utilizing this luxury travel option. In particular, vulnerable individuals like elderly family members have begun chartering private flights to reunite with families or to travel safely without exposure to large crowds.
The Future of Aviation
On-demand private aviation is here to stay, and even as travel begins to open up as COVID-19 numbers decrease, many travelers plan to continue chartering private flights. People have become more aware of their exposure to the rest of the world, and more cognizant of making as little unnecessary contact as possible. Conversely, the more than year-long pandemic has also reinforced ties to family and friends, making people extra determined to reunite and make meaningful memories post-COVID-19.
Expected to take off – figuratively – over the next decade, the private aviation industry could help to redefine the travel industry as a whole. Able to access areas with limited flights, perfect for families or small groups, and far safer than spending hours in a busy terminal waiting for a flight filled with hundreds of people, private jets offer travelers a way to customize their experience.
At Triumph Jets, we are proud to offer an elevated aviation experience. Comfortable, private, and faster than standard commercial flights, taking a private jet can get you where you need to go quickly and safely.